During their heyday five years ago, the Canucks most notable prospect to join the big club was Cody Hodgson. However, in recent years, the Canucks have seen players such as Bo Horvat and Ben Hutton play significant roles.
Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann also surprised some people last year when they made the roster, albeit in depth roles. After once having a prospect system that would hardly make you raise an eyebrow, the Canucks have finally returned to respectability.
However, with Virtanen and Hutton likely sticking in the NHL this season, the Canucks prospect depth has taken a hit. Should that be troubling for a team that finished 28th overall in the NHL last season?